Writer and marketer Lara Dunning has more than eight years of marketing and content creation experience as well as a background in project and office management. Throughout her career, she has helped businesses with a wide range of digital and content marketing needs for various industries (ex. real estate, retail, staffing, education, boating, travel, etc.) with specialties in social media and social media management, blogging and blog management, writing and revising for SEO, and email campaigns. In addition, she has an extensive freelance writing portfolio of published articles in trade, travel, lifestyle and destination marketing publications (digital and print) and founded the travel blog Small Town Washington & Beyond.
Her freelance work can be found in a range of publications, including Bellingham Alive, Experience Anacortes, Bainbridge Island Magazine, Family Vacation Critic, Meeting News Northwest, Northwest Travel & Life Magazine, TraveLife Magazine, trivago magazine, WanderWithWonder.com, and Whidbey Camano Islands. She has also worked on fact-checking projects for Moon travel guides.
Her essays have been published in Soundings Review, Silver Apples Magazine, Mountain Gazette, Niche Literary Magazine, Animal Literary Magazine, and her essay in The Lindenwood Review received a Pushcart nomination. Her young adult novel, Aleutian Pearl, won 2nd place in the Authors.me YA!2015 contest.